In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand!
A Piece of My Mind
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition. Every problem is an opportunity wrapped in a sack, waiting to be discovered. Life is easy if every one of us acknowledges that God is good and that He wants nothing but to make His creatures enjoy the life that He gave.
Whenever we think that what we currently have is just a minute portion of all blessings on earth, we somehow trap ourselves in the tangled web of evil. This pessimism may lead to a life full of deceit and discouragement.
An obstacle is always a mean for us to strive and do well with everything we have and we may have in the future.
HE gets us to it, for we can get through it.